Landforms of South America

Salar de Uyuni: A Mesmerizing Salt Expanse in the Heart of Bolivia

Located in the southwestern corner of Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni is one of the most remarkable and captivating natural wonders on Earth. This salt flat is the largest in the world and is a testament to the incredible geological and climatic forces that have shaped the Andean region over millennia. The vast expanse of the Salar de Uyuni is home to Isla Incahuasi. This hilly and rocky outcrop was once a fully submerged island during the area's prehistoric lake period.

Salinas Grandes: Where Otherworldly Beauty Meets Ancient Heritage

In the rugged and arid heart of northwestern Argentina lies a vast and otherworldly landscape that seems entirely from another world. The Salinas Grandes, or "Great Salt Flats," is in the arid Puna region. It is a remnant of an ancient inland sea that once covered the area millions of years ago. The Salinas Grandes is a natural wonder that defies imagination and invites all who witness its majesty to journey into a realm where the boundaries between reality and dream blur.

Sangay National Park: Ecuador's Volcanic Wonderland

Deep within the heart of Ecuador's Andean region lies a natural wonder of epic proportions—Sangay National Park—this World Heritage Site epitomes Ecuador's extraordinary biodiversity and geological marvels. Encompassing two active volcanoes, Tungurahua and Sangay, as well as the extinct El Altar (Kapak Urku), this park covers the entire spectrum of Ecuador's ecosystems, from glacial peaks to lush rainforests, all under the watchful gaze of one of the world's most active volcanic giants.